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Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw
Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a book that really gets to the heart of something I find special. I love it so much, I bought four copies to give as Christmas gifts! But if you ask me why I find the Kitchen Diary so special, I’d probably have a hard time pinning that down. My family […]

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Make Your Own No-Sew Apron
Make Your Own No-Sew Apron

I’ve found myself doing a lot of baking these days since I started blogging for Lily & Val, which means making a lot more mess in the kitchen than usual. So I figured it was about time that I crafted this DIY No-Sew Apron to avoid the flour-all-over-myself phenomenon. Our L&V Merchandising Director Emily is […]

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Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen
Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen

It’s always the mini, pint-sized, small bite treats that steal my heart the fastest!  They’re easy to gift, fun to make- and you never worry about sharing.  These mini strawberry heart pies are adorable and so delicious, I couldn’t just have one!  Valentine’s Day might be over, but we’re sharing hearts and lots of love […]

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The Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
The Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The phrase”gluten free” makes me cringe. Why would one remove the very item that makes everything so darn good (besides butter)? Steadfast in my preconception, I arrive at my first day on the Lily & Val team. This team is very special for a slew of reasons, but most noteworthy is that many of them are gluten intolerant […]

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Fondue for Two – Make It a Date!
Fondue for Two – Make It a Date!

Although Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I’m more of the staying-in type when it comes to this particular holiday. For starters, I don’t love waiting in a long line for a restaurant. Actually, that’s 90% of the reason I stay in on Valentine’s Day. That, and I find doing something special together at home is cost-effective […]

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How to Make Candied Rose Petals
How to Make Candied Rose Petals

Here at Lily & Val, we’re all about taking something simple (like a cupcake) and doing something small to elevate it. I present your new favorite way to top anything – candied rose petals. Cupcakes have a special place in my heart. Not because I’m good at making them – definitely not – but because […]

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In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Detox Soup
In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Detox Soup

One resolution on my list this year is to eat meals that make me feel my best.  A book that has been crucial in this change is called “Go With Your Gut” by Robyn Youkilis.  Robyn provides delicious, healthy recipes but also information about diet that I have never heard before.  I really enjoy this book […]

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How to Make Your Own Coffee Bar
How to Make Your Own Coffee Bar

I’m a big fan of creating experiences that make the simple things feel special. It’s one of our core values at Lily & Val – treasuring the simple things in life. For me, coffee has become a simple ritual that can truly make my morning. It wakes me up and starts my day, so it’s […]

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Last Minute Gift Idea: Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix
Last Minute Gift Idea: Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix

If you’ve waited until today to figure out a gift for that coworker, new friend or great aunt, look no further! We’ve got you covered. This easy and unbelievably creamy hot chocolate mix was gifted last minute to my great aunt on a previous Christmas and she loved it. This recipe is special to me (it’s definitely in my […]

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In the Kitchen: Peppermint Bark
In the Kitchen: Peppermint Bark

This is one of my favorite times of year to be in the kitchen.  The flavors, the smells- so many are tied to a memory, and that’s one of many reasons I love baking up Christmas treats!  Anything with peppermint immediately takes me to the magic of the holiday season. Our peppermint bark recipe print […]

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